Mothers for the Future Solidarity Fund
- By: Megan Lessing
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/m4f
Mothers for the Future (M4F) is a project of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) started in 2013 to support mothers who do sex work by providing a safe place to meet, organise, and access support as well as to build skills and share knowledge.
This is a programme that has been completely conceptualized, coordinated and controlled by a group of mothers whose primary source of income is sex work.
The impact of the COVID19 pandemic on sex workers has been devastating; more so for sex workers with children to support.
Of the estimated 158 000 sex workers in SA, the overwhelming majority are mothers in desperate need of the most basic necessities.
Sex work is criminalised in SA and sex workers are not recognized under any labour laws, and are unable to access any relief funds
Please show your support by donating any amount you can to the M4F Fund.
The funds raised through this campaign will enable M4F to help mothers in the sex work industry and their children through this pandemic.
100% of funds raised will go to sex workers who are mothers and to the care of their children.
Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce
SWEAT is a non-profit organization with over 20 years of advocating for human and health rights of sex workers in South Africa.
SWEAT's mission is to support sex workers to access health and human rights in a criminalized system, while at the same time advocating for the decriminalization of sex work in the country.
SWEAT has its head office in Cape Town, but provide services to sex workers Nationally through working with the National Movement of Sex Workers in South Africa, Sisonke. SWEAT provides various services to sex workers, including; outreach programs, workshops, legal services, healthcare services, and 24-hour counseling helpline services.